Friday, 15 April 2011

Hop Hop

some Easter inspiration........

Monday, 11 April 2011

Singer Sewing Machines

My vintage Singer sewing machine 320k decided to play up on me and so I spent a while searching for a manuel on the internet, whilst doing so I came across these from the 1970's, very cute. Luckily I managed to pay a few pounds and download the PDF for mine and soon things were right as rain.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Braided Rug

I have been working on Christmas cards this week and my brain is a little confused to be in heat of up to 35 and drawing snowflakes. So afterwork I have been playing with fabrics and making bits & bobs. I have always wanted to make a braided rug and finally I decided to give it a go, and it is very simple to do.

Simply cut or tear strips of fabric 3" wide and plait 3 lengths together, if you tear the fabric which I did, you will get frayed edges and this just shabby's it up a little. I am going to make a rug for my future verandah! hopefully by the end of the weekend it will be finished as it grows very quickly.

Have a lovely weekend x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Dress Making

When I saw this fabric in a store I treated myself to a meter and now I'm making a dress/cover up. No pattern but I am making a giant Tshirt shape dress but now need my overlocker, which is at sea in a container so I will have to wait a few more weeks yet before it gets here. The weather is a little to hot here at the moment so a few weeks will be about perfect before I will be able to wear it as it is bit thick for the heat.
A beaded silver belt should be perfect to add a little detail at the hip.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day

Happy mother's day today to all the Mum's in the UK and especially to my Mum, hope you liked the Puffin Mum.
We have had a family chill day a walk along the beach and a BBQ over at my Brother & Sister in laws, the kids had fun in the spa and we just chilled and chatted along with a crazy chicken, Marsha, who thinks she is human!